Jeffrey Gustis

Jeffrey Gustis

Naperville, IL, US



Executive Operations Leadership, Construction Project Manager, Construction Contract Administration, Project Manager, Designer and multi-discipline contract document coordination.

Virtual Design, BIM, Interiors, and Integrated Project Delivery Leader with a focus on technology and Lean process integration.

Tenant Improvement Leader - Co-developer of a collaborative Pre-Lease & Fast-Track design process.

Co-inventor of cloud based software design to implement Revit Server for remote project team coordination, and integrated project delivery.


Rightsize Facility, Naperville, IL, US, VP of Operations & Facility Services

Executive Leadership for Design, Project Management and Facility Sales Services in Illinois and Michigan markets.

Responsible for the successful KPI performance of the pre-sale Design team, post-sale Project Management team and BD/Sales Facility Services team.

Staffing: Hiring, training, mentoring and retaining top talent to drive each silo while collaborating with cross-functional team leaders.

Project Management of high profile projects and clients including contract negotiations, Change Orders, collaboration with building ownership, on-site management to track performance of trades, and final completion/punch list.

Jun 2020 - current

Key Interiors Design, LLC, Lombard, IL, US, VP of Operations

Design | Build | Furnish General Contractor specializing in interactive interior office solutions.

Executive Manager of Field & Office Operations including Office Management, Cost Estimating, Purchasing and Technology department including Scan-BIM Pre-Construction.

Construction Project Manager for all projects. Responsible for coordinating with the Architectural, Engineering and Design teams throughout the design process including permitting. Creating schedules and cost estimates for pre-sale including scope of work cost negotiation. Single point of contact for all stakeholders internal and external.

Risk Analysis throughout Sales and Operations cycles while being responsible for overall project gross margin. Forecasting internal and external support for projects while collaborating with cross-functional Sales and BD teams on future opportunities.

Staffing including hire, train, mentor, and terminate.

Apr 2017 - Jun 2020

Epic Scan, Chicago, IL, US, Project Manager

Responsible for client engagement and pre-sales processes including scope of work, estimating, scheduling and forecasting internal and external resources.

Quality Control of all deliverables prior to releasing to end user. Contract and dispute resolution.

Additional field and office tasks included high accuracy laser scanning of existing facilities, data extraction and data management. Creating BIM for point cloud data.

Jul 2016 - Apr 2017

Boiled Architecture, San Francisco, CA, US, Director of Design

Responsible for overall company production, project staffing, employee reviews, weekly company meetings and business development.

Project/BIM Manager:
Project scope, schedule and budget management, lead OAC meetings, client management, multi-discipline Consultant coordination, BIM execution plan development and management.

Director of Virtual Design & Construction:
VDC process development and integration, new VDC research and implementation, develop and manage architectural, structural, mechanical, plumbing, electrical and fire protection modeling content and guidelines. BIM for Facilities Operations in existing buildings.

Director of Design:
Creation and implementation of company Design Centre to house design standards and guidelines for streamlining our design process, create and implement contract document systems and checklists, co-development of pre-lease and fast-track Tenant Improvement process. Lead designer for all projects.

Selected Projects:
Mesosphere Headquarters - San Francisco, CA
20,000 square foot office renovation. Design | Build Project Manager responsible for design and construction, single point of contact for owner. Construction Project Manager responsible for budget, RFP, risk assessment, permit expediting, construction scheduling, estimating, lead OAC meetings, review pay applications, site observations and change orders.

Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) Campus - San Francisco, CA
Program and Project Manager for large infrastructure projects within existing campus resulting in several ancillary projects including T.I.'s, Critical Facilities and modifications to existing high-rise headquarters building. Implemented BIM for Facilities Maintenance program for all projects within PG&E campus.

Presidio Trust - San Francisco, CA
Project Manager for federal corporation campus projects. Renovations to existing historic buildings including the Commissary Restaurant imagined by celebrity chef Traci Des Jardins and a catering kitchen within the existing Golden Gate Club. Successful first Virtual Design & Construction projects within Boiled Architecture to include reality capture, BIM from point cloud, clash detection and multi-discipline coordination in the virtual environment. BIM was modified throughout construction and was a crucial deliverable to the Trust for Capital Improvement.

Feb 2013 - Dec 2016

KMD Architects, San Francisco, CA, US, BIM Manager

BIM Manager for large corporate renovation project responsible for all coordination, documentation and Construction Administration.

Selected Projects:

Zappos Headquarters Building - Las Vegas, NV
Existing building renovation formerly occupied by City Hall in downtown Las Vegas into new LEED Gold headquarters. BIM Manager for the Core & Shell and Tenant Improvement Contract Documents. Coordinated all discipline's with design work. Coordination and management of contract documents. Fire Life Safety Plans and Code Analysis for Core and Shell and Tenant Improvement documents.

Jul 2012 - Jan 2013

KMD|Stevens - A Joint Venture, San Francisco, CA, US, BIM Manager/ Senior Detailer/ Construction Administration

BIM Manager, Senior Detailer and Construction Administration for ground up construction project in San Francisco's Civic Center.

Selected Projects:

New SFPUC Headquarters Building - 525 Golden Gate, San Francisco, CA
$140 Million, LEED Platinum office mid-rise for San Francisco Department of Public Works. Coordinated all discipline's with design work. Contributed to Construction Administration efforts with responses to RFls and shop drawing submittals, creating Site Observation Reports and representing the Architects in Owner Architect Contractor meetings. Coordination and management of contract documents.

New Media Wall - Interior Buildout at New SFPUC Headquarters Main Lobby
80' concave, interactive media wall design in collaboration with subcontractor Obscura Digital for permanent exhibit installation to separate the main lobby with the new child care center lobby. Managed project, coordinated multi-discipline design and performed CA throughout construction.

Oct 2009 - Jul 2012

Stevens & Associates, San Francisco, CA, US, Project Manager/ Job Captain

Project Manager for public transportation agency renovations, mixed-use ground up construction. Job Captain for residential projects.

Selected Projects:

BART - A, C & R Line, East Bay, CA - Stations Seismic Retrofit and Modernization
Project Manager for $90 Million Seismic Retrofit project for BART Earthquake Safety Program. Architectural modifications to 13 aerial BART stations throughout the East Bay.

BART - West Oakland, Oakland, CA - Station Seismic Retrofit and Modernization
Project Manager for $8 Million Seismic Retrofit project for BART Earthquake Safety Program.

Hunters Point - Pocket Parks, San Francisco, CA - Pedestrian Pocket Parks Landscape Design
Created 3d design presentation proposals for 5 pocket pedestrian parks for the Hunter's Point Shipyard redevelopment master-plan.

Dr. Darke - Offices & Condominiums, 2175 Hayes St. San Francisco, CA - 6400 sq ft. Mixed-Use Building
Project Manager - Designed 5 story mixed use building to include parking with turntable below street level, first level dental offices and three levels of condominiums. Green roof garden commons and private areas with solar panel canopies. Wind energy from the ocean is harnessed through residential vertical wind turbines.

BART - LMA Headquarters Building, Oakland, CA - Existing Building Dismantling
Job Captain for dismantling and reverse engineering design. Coordinated all discipline construction documents. Architectural design for remaining exit stair enclosure modifications at street level.

Jordan Residence, 230 Cresta Vista Drive, San Francisco, CA - 600 sq ft Addition
Designed new entry and lower level addition with observation deck to existing two story residence.

Oct 2007 - Jul 2012

Manhattan Development, Skokie, IL, US, Architectural Design Consultant/ Project Manager

Project Manager for Commercial T.I.'s and Residential additions and renovations. Design | Build Project Manager, single point of contact for owners.

Selected Projects:

EI Pollo - 2801 West 147'h Street, Posen, IL - 3000 sq ft. Restaurant Build-Out
Project Management, Architectural design and Permit/Construction Documents for a new Mexican Restaurant Tenant Improvement

Godinez House - 292 Prospect Avenue, Glen Ellyn, IL - Existing Residence Addition
First level renovation , second story 1200 sq. ft addition and new 600 sq. ft porch design for private client. Coordinated Architectural, Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Construction Documents.

Solis Residence - 2608 Clarke Street, River Grove, IL - Existing Residence Addition
First and second level 1000 sq. ft renovation + third story 500 sq ft. addition design for private client. Coordinated Architectural , Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Construction Documents.

Jun 2007 - Oct 2007

Chicago Transit Authority, Chicago, IL, US, Project Manager/ Design Manager/ Draftsperson

Project Manager and Design Manager for Commercial T.I.'s, existing Station Renovations and ground up construction.

Selected Projects:

CTA Commercial Properties [Phase I, II & III], Chicago, IL Rental Property Upgrades
Project Manager and Design Manager for upgrades to 12 existing CTA owned rental properties. Provided new accessible toilet rooms and white envelope for core and shell at Phase I. Collaborated with Real Estate department and future tenants on proposed TI build-out design at Phase II. Reviewed tenant construction documents and assisted with creating permit documents for review at City Hall at Phase III.

Pulaski Connection Bridge, Chicago, IL - Existing Station Renovation
Designed pedestrian connection bridge to connect the existing Pulaski Green Line station to the newly constructed, LEED certified, Bethel New Life Commercial Center. Sustainable design elements included the fabrication of bridge built off-site and the utilization of low maintenance materials.

Roosevelt Entrance Modifications, Chicago, IL - Existing Station Renovation
Designed new bus waiting area and a transformation of the existing auxiliary exit into a new station entrance.

69th Street Station Modifications, Chicago, IL - Existing Station Renovation (un-built)
Designed structural modifications and provided architectural design for modifications to the existing street level entrance.

79th Western Bus Turnaround, Chicago, IL - Facility Enhancements
Designed aesthetic improvements including landscape architecture and facility identification to the existing bus turnaround.

35th Street Station Bridge, Chicago, IL - New Pedestrian Bridge
Designed new pedestrian bridge to connect people from 33rd street to the 35th street White Sox -lIT station.

Brown Line Expansion Project, Chicago, IL - Existing Stations Modernization
Designed architectural common elements for station platforms in addition to commissioned consultant designs to be constructed at each elevated and street level stations.

Washington Substation, Chicago, IL - New Power Substation
Designed landscape architecture, aesthetic masonry and stainless steel enhancements to building facade.

North Park Garage Offices, Chicago, IL -New Offices Buildout
Designed 900 sq. ft of new offices and conference room facility inside existing bus garage.

Art Program [Phase I and II], Chicago, IL - Renovated Stations Artwork
Participated as CTA architectural representative for artwork selection at 16 newly renovated stations. Designed fabrication and installation details with commissioned artists for installation of new artwork.

Jan 2003 - May 2007

Chicago Transit Authority, Chicago, IL, US, Intern

Conceptual Design competition winner for renovation design of a new bus waiting area at the existing Orange Line station.

Park and Ride Parking Lots - Performed details site observations and developed work plans for parking lot improvements for the CTA system wide.

54th & Cermak - Aesthetic architectural and landscaped berm design for triangular shaped property adjacent to the end of blue line rail yard.

At-grade stations conceptual design for the Brown Line existing station renovation program to expand platforms to 8 cars.

May 2000 - Aug 2000

Wight & Company, Downers Grove, IL, US, Intern

Assistant to the Construction Project Manager. Responsibilities included: coordination of subcontractors, daily site observations, punch list creation and video recorded walkthrough for litigation evidence.

Selected Project:

Riley High School Interior Renovation, South Bend, Indiana.

Dec 1999 - Jan 2000

Wight & Company, Downers Grove, IL, US, Intern

Assistant to the Construction Project Manager. Daily on-site responsibilities included: coordination of subcontractors, site observations, punch list creation, on-site drawing coordination and rolling up the sleeves to unload a truck bed of new door frames because subcontractor's laborers were running late.

Selected Project:

Winston Churchill Elementary School - Addition & Renovation, Homewood, Illinois.

Jun 1999 - Aug 1999

Wight & Company, Downers Grove, IL, US, Intern

Past and current project managment binders electronically transferred into Primavera Project Managment database. All project documents including original contract, scope, schedule, budget, consultants, sub-contractors, change orders, bulletins, pay applications, warranty, etc.

Dec 1998 - Jan 1999


University of Kentucky, BArch, Architecture

Aug 1998 - Dec 2002


Excellence in Design - Chicago Transit Authority, 1st Place

Recipient of "Excellence in Design" Award for the Architectural Design of the Pulaski Station Connection Bridge Project


Kentuckiana Masonry Institutes 21st Annual Award for Excellence in Masonry Design, 1st Place


Areas of Specialization